Under Managing Moments, moments are events that shape our actions. Moments that happened months or years ago can influence our actions today. Further, our actions are shaped by a multitude of moments spanning long periods of time.
Add the day's activities to the weekly calendar. Rather than a to-do list for the week, add activities as moments happen and you clarify your next steps.
Rama's Weekly Calendar
I am maintaining the weekly calendar in my journal in prezi. I decided to focus on the design of the Managing Moments journal this week.
As shown in the calendar below, we started with hands-on tools for implementing our notebook. Once we were satisfied with the design, we started exploring technology tools. After trying Thortspace, we decided to implement our journal in prezi because we can align the design of the physical notebook with the design of virtual notebook in prezi.
Capacities and Projects
Under the Growing Systems of Success (GSS) approach, we focus on six capacities: 1) Connections, 2) Conversations, 3) Clarity, 4) Choice, 5) Competence, and 6) Coordination. Throughout our lives, we grow these Six Cs but we may not explicitly consider these elements as we go about our daily lives. These Six Cs impact our activities.
Growing these Six Cs enables us to respond to moments and take the right action.
For example, the reasons for rapid development of the prezi journal can be viewed through the Six Cs lens:
I could access connections and share my prototypes for feedback
I was involved in conversations that provided useful information for design
I had clarity about elements of the journal that evolved over years of developing the GSS framework and through experimenting with the journal since 2018
I had used many tools and was able to make choices quickly
I am fluent in the use of many tools (competence) and thus I could implement the prezi quickly
I have evolved a workflow (coordination) that makes rapid development possible
View the Prezi
View the calendar and other elements of my Managing Moments journal here:
Managing Moments is an implementation approach for the Growing Systems of Success (GSS) framework based on The PhD Project model (www.phdproject.org). The PhD Project is an organization in the United States that seeks to propel workplace diversity by diversifying business school faculty. The PhD Project model is a successful model that is now in its 25th year and GSS builds on this well-established mode to help individuals achieve success.